Without restaurants, people would have to eat at home, squaring off against ravenous ottomans and desperate refrigerators willing to do anything to hold on to their contents. Escape resentful fixtures with today's Groupon to Idlewyld Inn. Choose between the following two options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of gourmet, seasonal dinner fare.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet, seasonal lunch fare.
At Idlewyld Inn, executive chef Tim D'Souza concocts innovative, seasonal lunch and dinner menus using fresh ingredients grown locally. The kitchen's fresh-from-the-farm offerings include a roast suckling pig, served with a smorgasbord of savoury accoutrements such as bacon, squash, old-cheddar bread pudding, and warm apple puree ($24), and a pan-seared rainbow trout plucked from local fish forests ($25). Less hearty palates, meanwhile, can pick at a small plate of steamed mussels ($8) or rosemary lamb sausage ($8). Desserts, such as the apple-walnut crumble and ricotta cheesecake, team with magical godmothers to supply the meal's fairy-tale ending ($7.50). Guests can sample these edibles in the Idlewyld's richly appointed dining room or outdoors in a courtyard boasting well-tended landscaping, a burbling fountain, and sentient garden gnomes.